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Study at Brooks Institute

Brooks Institute is a specialized photography school founded in 1945. The Brooks Institute caters to people who are aspiring to start a career in photography or filmmaking. With campus locations in Santa Barbara and Ventura, California, it provides an ideal setting and environment for photography and filmmaking alike. Equipped with the latest technology and workshops, Brooks Institute produces some of the most highly profiled graduates in the photography and film market. Points of Distinction
  • 2 beautiful campuses housed in a 5-mile radius
  • California provides the perfect setting for photography and filmmaking
  • Rigorous educational opportunities for amateurs, professionals, and educators alike
  • Lots of computer labs and workshops, full of the top quality equipment
  • Full 4-year school with bachelor's degree, as well as a master's degree, program sequences

Course TopicsBrooks Institute includes several programs dealing with photography and filmmaking. Programs range from the school's acclaimed Professional Photography, to Film and Video Production. Professional Photography, for example, also includes a masters degree program after the main portion is completed. All programs can award bachelors degrees as well. These programs are the foundation of why the Brooks Institute is one of the most well known schools in the film and photography industries. Brooks Institute SelectivityThe admissions process at Brooks Institute is demanding, as they expect a standard of excellence from their students. All applicants will be personally interviewed by admissions, and will take the time to get to know the applicant before selecting anyone for admission. Applicants should have a real passion for their proposed career path in photography or film making. They must also possess a willingness to make sacrifices to achieve their career goals. Any previous examples of work or portfolios may be presented at the time of the interview, but are not required. All applicants should also possess proof of a high school, or equivalent, diploma. Brooks Institute Faculty QualityThe faculty at Brooks Institute are all made up of industry professionals who have worked, and some who continue to work while they teach, in the photography or filmmaking sector. They bring years of experience, not just with the equipment but the jobs and nuances too. All of the faculty and staff are dedicated to getting their students into the industry with the best training and education possible, to help maintain the school's leading industry status. All instructors are willing to go the extra mile to help their students succeed in these exciting fields. Brooks Institute Student EnrolmentBrooks Institute's Student Enrolment is made up of new comers to the world of photography and filmmaking, as well as some who already have experience and are looking to increase their knowledge and expertise in their chosen area of study. Everyone on the campuses shares the desire to succeed and prosper from the thing they love, whether it be filmmaking, graphic design, or photography. The school's programs allow them to do that, while still enjoying the sights, sounds, and attractions of beautiful California. Brooks Institute College Student LifeThe school has a commuter campus, so there are no on campus housing solutions. Still, many come from all over the country, take up residence in the surrounding area, and start attending the college. Santa Barbara has been proclaimed one of the most desired areas to live in many times, and Ventura is renowned for its miles of beaches. California is also the home to many other attractions, making moving to California to attend the school that much more attractive.

Programs of Study(Note:Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations. )

  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design
Photography and photo journalism
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
Visual Arts
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial Photography
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography

Brooks Institute Degrees or Coursework(Note:Not all degrees and coursework are necessarily available for all programs of study. )

Degrees or Coursework
  • Bachelor

Brooks Institute Campus LocationsCalifornia
  • Santa Barbara
Brooks Institute

27 E. Cota Street

Santa Barbara, California 93101

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